Wimps released Suitcase, their first full length for Kill Rock Stars, in November and quickly went on a tour of the west coast. Now its the east coast’s turn to get wimpy, and you can catch them at festivals like Treefort and Sasquatch too! To kick things off, the band has unveiled the video for “Couches” (watch below). Check it out below, as well as a video of Wimps performing for the TV/web show Band In Seattle.
Seattle’s Wimps is a three-piece comprised of scene veterans Rachel Ratner (Butts) on guitar and lead vocals, Matt Nyce (Meth Teeth) on bass and backing vocals, and Dave Ramm (The Intelligence) on drums.Wimps serve their own brand of rapid-fire punk with a smattering of lo-fi post punk guitar work to create an angular, slightly off-kilter blast.
Ratner lyrically twists otherwise common day-to-day woes into relatable tales of struggle shout-sung call and response stabs that champion boredom, laziness and social anxieties with wiry riffs and punchy bass lines, propelled by the measured rhythms of drummer David Ramm.
In 2015 they partnered with Kill Rock Stars and released a cassette and their sophomore album Suitcase to praise from places like Noisey, Nerdist, AV Club, Exclaim, Norman Records, the Stranger, and more.
Wimps Tour Dates:
03/25 Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Stickers, VHS, Casual Hex
03/27 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival w/ Built to Spill
04/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
04/02 New York, NY @ Berlin
04/03 Cambridge, MA @ Out of the Blue Too Gallery
04/04 Philadelphia, PA @ The Nest
04/05 Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space (w/ Ed Shraeder’s Music Beat & Jaill)
04/06 Harrisburg, PA @ The MakeSpace
04/07 Toronto, ONT @ Silver Dollar Room
04/08 Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
04/09 Chicago, IL @ Reed’s Local
04/24 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Pony Time
05/29 George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival